Wednesday, September 14, 2016

God Does Not Repent

Arthur Wallis, in his God's Chosen Fast, wrote:
“God has inflexible laws in dealing with men. Sin is visited with judgment, but repentance with mercy. God has declared Himself on this point in the plainest of terms: “If at anytime I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will repent of the evil that I intended to do to it.” (Jer. 18:7-9)
“This repentance of God, therefore, does not imply any caprice on His part, but is wholly keeping with His intentions declared beforehand. Because man repents in respect to sin, God repents in respect to judgment. Strictly speaking, then, it is not God that really changes, but man, Man's change of heart makes it morally possible for God to behave differently toward him, yet acting consistently with His holy character and principles. … So far as His declared intentions are concerned, we may say that God repented, for these were conditional; but as far as His character and principles are concerned, 'God is not a man...that He should repent' (Numbers 23:19). (pp.54.55)
Excerpt from Robert Alan Balaicius Does God Repent...
On the nature of YHVH in Arthur Wallis' God's Chosen Fast.

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